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is doing. >> host: how we make sure that everyone is doing well? >> guest: back during the election, mitt romney was in the primary and they can delegate stuff and then hurricane sandy hit and everyone said that in an emergency, having federal coordination is good. when you don't want to take the time to pick it up from scratch, that's good. we have delegated to the private sector all of our emergency response for cellular networks and these new, what we call ip networks or cable phone service like bondage. when it comes to the old copper networks, we know all about that. we have crews on call, cell power, reliability built into that from day one. that is why new yorkers were scrambling. we don't need to take the old rules from the ma bell days, but we didn't have the federal government and the state government taking a look at what happened. they need to figure out what are the ground was? what are the things that you want to have in place before an emergency hits? one of the things that you need to be doing before a crisis so that when a crisis hits, everybody is operating on the same p
's doing well? >> guest: well, back in the election mitt romney said in a primary that, you know, if you can delegate stuff like fema from the federal government to the states or even better to the private sector, then that's better. and then sandy hit, and everybody understood, you know, in an emergency having some federal coordination is good, having some basic federal rules that tell everybody how to behave in a crisis when you don't want to take the time to think it up from scratch, that's good. and the same thing's true in telecommunications. we have delegated to the private sector all of our emergency response for our cellular networks or these new what we call ip or internet protocol-based networks like cable/company service like vonage. so when it comes to the old copper network, the old telephone network, we know all about that. we have crews on call, it's self-powered, reliability was built into that thing from day one. that's why new yorkers were scrambling for pay phones when they couldn't get their cell and their cable service to work. we don't need to take the old rules fro
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